Mosaic has announced not one, but a team of two Yorkshire mentors as its Mentor(s) of the Year during its annual end of year event celebrating another hugely successful twelve months of work in the region.
Arron Dougan and Christopher Robinson, both employees of KPMG, mentored on the secondary school programme at Swallow Hill Secondary School in Leeds, as well as hosting a World of Work session at KPMG for this year’s Enterprise Challenge Yorkshire Regional Winning school Dixons Kings Academy.
The special event was held at the offices of Eversheds Sutherland LLP in Leeds and featured a keynote speech from Sir Nick Weller, CEO and Executive Principal at Dixons Academies.
Attending the event were mentors and mentees from across Mosaic’s programmes who had the chance to meet with many from Mosaic’s leadership team and several of its benefactors.
Arron and Christopher said: “We’re delighted to receive this award! A massive thanks to the Mosaic Yorkshire team, Leah and Ed. They do so much for the community across the region. Thanks to the team who we have helped support us and to the schools for letting us to come and make a difference to the amazing kids.
“Big companies can have a bad rep, but we have been so impressed by the support that KPMG have offered in enabling us to volunteer. They give us 35 hours to do so. University isn’t just for certain backgrounds and individuals, so this mentoring opens eyes. It’s great to see the confidence of the kids grow, and even working just a small number of kids makes a huge impact. We’re looking forward to delivering more and recruiting more mentors in the future.”
Leah Larkin, a member of the Mosaic Yorkshire team said: “It’s been another brilliant year for Mosaic in Yorkshire and the end of year event was a wonderful celebration for our mentors and friends across the region, who all work tirelessly to engage and inspire young people.”